They have almost all died unawares, sitting in the sanctuary they had guarded and which is now no more.
This measure took the Doukhobors unawares, and at first they outwardly submitted to it.
Burke was not the man to fall unawares into a trap of this kind.
The Mussulman population of the Morea, taken unawares, was practically exterminated during the fury of the first few days; and, most fatal of all, the defection of the Greeks of the islands crippled the Ottoman navy by depriving it of its only effective sailors.
Effort, which had been made when they were enjoying the advantages derived from concentration as opposed to dispersion, and when they were in the position to take the Turks unawares, had miscarried.